March Round-Up – The Books I Read In March 2019

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In March I managed to read eight books, seven of which I wrote reviews for; you can click on the titles below to read my reviews!

My first read of the month was The Familiars by Stacey Halls which was a book I had been looking forward to reading this year. This was an enjoyable historical fiction novel which was inspired by the events of the Pendle witch trials. Next up I read A Ladder To The Sky by John Boyne which was my book club’s chosen read for the month. I found this to be a gripping story set within the literary world which explores the lengths some will go to get the success they crave.

My next read and my favourite for this month was Lanny by Max Porter. Another of my anticipated reads for this year this was a wonderfully written book which I devoured in one sitting, in which life in a small community is seen through the eyes of a mystical figure of folklore, and the imagination of a young boy. I also enjoyed A Perfect Explanation by Eleanor Anstruther which tells the remarkable story of a woman who sold her child for £500. This was a fascinating read which explores the life of a family and the impact of social status and tradition on their lives. And one book I read this month but didn’t get round to reviewing was Mrs Dalloway, which was my introduction to the work of Virginia Woolf.

This month saw the re-publication of The Near Witch, the first novel by V.E. Schwab. This was an enjoyable fantasy story in which we uncover the mystery behind strange goings on in a small rural community and it was interesting to have the opportunity to read Schwab’s earlier work. I then went on to read My Enemy’s Cherry Tree by Wang Ting-Kuo which is the first book by this author to be published in the English language, which follows the relationship between a man and the wife whom he waits to return.

And finally this month I read another fantasy novel in the form of Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young, an entertaining YA fantasy with a Viking setting which follows a young woman raised to fight and the war that rages between rival clans.

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog in March. I hope you enjoyed my reviews and maybe found something new to add to your own TBR!

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